|Digital Tipping Point: Mandriva CEO Jean Francois Boncilhon 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, Jean Francois makes a loose comparison between auto makers and Linux software distributions. He says that in both cases, the companies really are assembling parts made elsewhere. He notes that although MandrakeSoft's value-add to the distribution is small, so are their costs and their profits...
Keywords: Mandrake; MandrakeSoft; Mandriva; Boncilhon, Jean Francois; Jean Francois Boncilhon; Linux distros like auto makers; social justice and FOSS profits; saved us, Boncilhon quote; Business models for open source, value of community contributions; stakeholders in open source; value add is packaging
|Digital Tipping Point: Microsoft Certified Engineer Evan Littman - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Linux guru Evan Littman talks about his formal training in Microsoft Windows and his experience with Linux. He first finishes talking about some of the projects that his local group had been working on, which is teaching local organizations how to use Linux, and installing Linux Terminal Server Project networks in local schools...
Keywords: Los Angeles; Evan Littman; Littman, Evan; Documentation Good For Linux; Business Models For Open Source, Value Of Community Contributions; Culture of Sharing; Cost of Microsoft Windows; Cost of Open Source Software